TAMPA — Drivers heading to Himes, Howard and Armenia avenues from the southbound side of Interstate 275 will have to change their routine beginning this morning.
In an effort to shift southbound traffic between N Boulevard and Himes Avenue, the Florida Department of Transportation has changed where motorists exit at Howard and Armenia avenues — Exit 42 — from the right to the left lane.
The exit to Himes Avenue — Exit 41C — which for the last two years has been in the same area, will remain on the right side of the roadway, though the long off-ramp has been replaced by a shorter one, forcing drivers to exit much closer to Himes.
According to the state, about 11,500 drivers exit at Howard and Armenia avenues daily. About 5,000 use the Himes Avenue exit.